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Italian priests rise to challenges of connecting separated family and deceased...

ROME -- When Father Mario Carminati went to bless the remains of one of his parishioners, he called the deceased man's daughter on WhatsApp...

Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

VATICAN CITY — Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always...

Cardinal Tobin: African priests, religious in U.S. make big contribution

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The presence in the United States of about 3,000 priests and religious from countries in Africa is a great contribution...

‘It saved my life,’ priest says about Michigan addiction treatment center

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids in 2016. Some...

Filipino priests encouraged to ‘be unafraid,’ support fellow immigrants

HOUSTON -- Part reunion, part crash course in Catholic teaching and navigating the current political climate both in the U.S. and back home in...

Church in Kerala, India, forms support group for transgender people

COCHIN, India — The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs...

Almost 600 students attend third annual diocesan Vocations Day

Bishop Malooly, the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations and the Office for Catholic Schools hosted the Third Annual Vocations Day at Holy Cross...

Pope: Good priests don’t own gloves, they get their hands dirty

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like the Good Shepherd, good priests do not privatize their time and demand to be left alone, but...

Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s: Pope leads priests, bishops, cardinals in...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Priests must identify with people who are excluded and not be blinded by complex theology, an excessively “bubbly” and...

Grand jury finds priests abused hundreds of children in Altoona-Johnstown diocese

ALTOONA, Pa. — Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in the Diocese of...

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